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Devaka Fernando

Devaka Fernando, Sri Lankan medical educator, researcher, endocrinologist. Certified Postgraduate Institute Medicine, Achievements include research in relationship of limited joint mobility and abnormal plantar pressures; research in utility of Semmes Weinstein Monofilaments in screening for diabetic neuropathy; design of clinical computing to Sri Lankan Medical practice.

Education

  • B Medicine and Surgery, University Colombo, Sri lanka, 1981.

Career

  • Consultant physician Ministry of Health, Sri Lanka, 1987—1994. Visitin research associate, research fellow and senior research felow University of Manchester, United Kingdom, 1987—1999. Visiting professor University of Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom, 1998—2000.

    Director Endocrine and Metabolic Disease Trust, Colombo, since 1990. Senior lecturer in medicine University Colombo, 1994—1997. Professor of medicine University Sri Jayawardanapura, Sri Lanka, 1997—2005.

    Member board study in medicine Post Graduate Institute Medicine, Colombo, 1995, coordinator endocrine training program, 1996—2002, member board study in medical administration, 1998—2000. Visiting professor University Sheffield, England, 2000—2003. Visiting research associate, research fellow, senior research fellow University Manchester, England, 1987—1994.

    Visiting professor University Newcastle Upon Tyne, England, 1998—2000.

Major achievements

  • Certified Postgraduate Institute Medicine, Achievements include research in relationship of limited joint mobility and abnormal plantar pressures. Research in utility of Semmes Weinstein Monofilaments in screening for diabetic neuropathy. Design of clinical computing to Sri Lankan Medical practice.

Works

  • Contributor numerous articles to professional publications.

Membership

Chairman, founder Endocrine and Metabolic Disease Trust, Sri Lanka. Fellow: Ceylon College of Physicians (E.V. Pieris award 1992, S.A. Ediriweera award 1992, P.B. Fernando Gold medal 1996, Cyril Fernando Gold medal 1997), College General Practitioners Sri Lanka (honorary Cyril Wass Gold medal 2000). Member: College General Practitioners Sri Lanka, Sri.

Lanka Medical Association (Sir Nicholas Attygalle award 1992, Wijerama prize 1995, Southeast Senevirane prize 1995, Wijerama prize 1996, Sir Frank Gonesekera award 1997, Wijerama prize 1997, Wilson Pieris award 1997, Southeast Senevirane prize 1997, Sir Frank Gonesekera award 1998, Wilson Pieris award 1998, Sir Nicholas Attygalle Gold medal 1997).
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Nationality
  • 1981
    University Colombo
  • 1987 - 1994
    Consultant, physician Ministry of Health
    Sri Lanka
  • 1987 - 1999
    visitin research associate, and senior research felow University of Manchester
    United Kingdom
  • 1987 - 1999
    research fellow, and senior research felow University of Manchester
    United Kingdom
  • 1990
    director, Endocrine and Metabolic Disease Trust
    Colombo, Sri Lanka
  • 1994 - 1997
    senior, lecturer in medicine University Colombo
  • 1997 - 2005
    professor, of medicine University Sri Jayawardanapura
    Sri Lanka
  • 1998
    visiting professor, University of Newcastle Upon Tyne
    United Kingdom